Oil, gas and coal


  1. Find out if a property is affected by coal mining

    Search by postcode to check if a property is built over an old coal mine - find out if you need a coal mining report, what it covers, other reports available, fees

  2. Report an environmental incident

    How to report environmental incidents, including pollution

  3. Claim for subsidence damage caused by coal mining

    You can claim for subsidence damage caused by coal mining - what you can claim for, how to apply, who deals with your claim

  4. Get a permit to deal with coal or coal mines

    You need Coal Authority permission to do any work on or near coal mines, mining works or coal seams on your property - find application forms and fees

  5. Expenses and benefits: offshore transfers in the oil and gas industries

    Tax and reporting rules for employers in the oil and gas industries providing offshore transport to employees

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Free of charge coal mining information
  2. Oil and gas: decommissioning of offshore installations and pipelines
  3. F gas in refrigeration, air conditioning and fire protection systems
  4. Oil and gas: offshore environmental legislation
  5. UK carbon capture, usage and storage
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News and communications

  1. New fees for permission to enter or disturb mining interests
  2. Finance Bill 2018-19: government releases draft legislation
  3. Coal Authority public board meeting – 23 March 2018
  4. Improving efficiency at mine water treatment schemes
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Research and statistics

  1. Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative: payments report, 2016
  2. Statistics of government revenues from UK oil and gas production
  3. Customer survey: Information Management results 2017
  4. Exercise grey seal
  5. Customer survey: Information Management results 2015
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Oil and gas taxation: transferable tax history and retention of decommissioning expenditure
  2. OPA policy and commitment statement: health, safety, environment and quality performance
  3. Sheephouse Wood mine water treatment scheme
  4. Force Crag mine water treatment scheme
  5. Saltburn Gill mine water treatment scheme
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. The Oil and Pipelines Agency account 2017 to 2018
  2. Coal Authority financial transactions: November 2017
  3. Coal Authority financial transactions: September 2017
  4. The Oil and Pipelines Agency account 2015 to 2016
  5. Public Task Statement, Information Fair Trader Scheme and Asset Register
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